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Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Skills for Inclusive Growth Project (S4IG)

Skills for Inclusive Growth supports sustainable job creation and business growth in four districts of Sri Lanka: Ampara, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee. The program assists local communities to establish new tourism businesses and improve existing offerings through targeted and flexible skills development training. The program encourages skills development across the tourism value chain, from food and beverage suppliers, tours, recreation and cultural heritage activities, national parks, and health and beauty services. Accessing tourism skills development enables individuals and businesses to better meet the needs of a growing tourist market.

Skills for Inclusive Growth specifically facilitates the creation of opportunities for poor people working in the informal sector. The program’s focus on vocational and technical training for women and persons with disabilities helps ensure that these groups are supported to gain or improve their employment. Skills for Inclusive Growth will enable a greater number of poor men and women to benefit from the expanding tourism industry ‘ as workers, producers and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Skill Sector Development Program (SSDP)

The Sector Skills Development Programme (SSDP) is a mega initiative in the skills development sector with the support of development partners as the successor of the Technical Education Development Project (TEDP) supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB). This programme is being executed by the Sector Skills Development Division (SSDD) under the purview of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development (MYASD){Currrently Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training (MSDVT)} for a period of seven years commencing from 2014 onwards. The speciality of this programme is result based funding with help of disbursement linked indicators.

The major objective of this programme is to build an efficient skills development system to meet the demands of local as well as foreign labour markets with the support of ADB and World Bank along with other development partners. Hence, the overall objective of this programme is to provide constructive platform for better alignment and coordination of assistance in the TVET sector. Thus, all development partners enable to align their ongoing programmes with this national requirement and channel their future initiatives through SSDP by closely cooperating with SSDD. Accordingly, the SSDP has been formulated to bring its overarching outcome that implant a efficient skills education system in the country by 2020 by achieving five specific objectives such as improving quality, access, relevance, supportive policies, system and structure for skills training.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Vocational Training Authority

Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka, established under the Vocational Training Authority Act No. 12 of 1995, is the premier institute which conducts vocational training programs in government sector. Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka has been functioning for 20 years and contributed extensively to the national economy through providing vocational training to the youth throughout the island. It comprised of a network of 220 centers, consisting of 07 National Vocational Institutes, 22 District Vocational Training Centers, and 191 Vocational Training Centers established at Divisional Secretariats level, the course duration from 45 days to 2 years, are being conducted under 18 filds. Nearly 30,000 youth are enrolled to these courses per annum

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Sri Lanka Institute of Printing

Sri Lanka Institute of Printing, the pioneer professional body committed to the advancement of knowledge, skills and expertise in the Printing & Graphic Arts industry, is totally dedicated to realizing the objectives set out at its inception. The institute was established by an Act of parliament in 1984 under the Ministry of Information and Media. It is a non-profit making organization devoted to the furtherance of scientific and technical education and meeting the ever-widening need for knowledge and skills in the Printing & Graphic Arts industry. Its special task is to assist the industry meet the demands of modernization in the context of the country’s socioeconomic progress. Vision To be the centre of excellence for serving Printing & Digital Arts industry in South East Asia Mission To extend development services to Printing and Digital Arts enterprises to become globally competitive and retain the workforce with skills developed through SLIOP educational & training programmers Objectives Become a skilled nation through developing skills of the workforce in Printing & Digital Arts Industry. Develop competitiveness of Printing & Graphic Arts Enterprises. Ensure increased foreign exchange earnings through developing multi-skilled workforce for Global Printing & Digital Arts Industry. Develop SLIOP as a dynamic world class enterprise support one stop service center for Local Printing & Digital Arts Industry. Sustain empowered competent and contended staff in SLIOP.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Skills Development Fund Limited

Skills Development Fund Limited has been established as a pilot project in 1998 on the recommendation of Presi- dential Task Force on Technical Education and Vocational Training. Initially, International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sponsored towards establishing SDFL. The SDFL was registered under the Reg. number N (PBS) 832 as a Limited Liability Company on 20th of August 1999, under the Company Ordinance No. 17 of 1982. In September, 1999, the cabinet of Ministers approved a sum of Rs. 100 million to purchase shares of SDFL, which it invested securely. It was expected that SDFL could cover its recurrent expenditure by the means of inter- est income from its investments and its operational income. SDFL was established as a self-funded institute and, it was initially contributed with funds from the Employer’s Federation of Sri Lanka and another private investor in addition to the Rs. 100 million share of the state. SDFL, which functions under the supervision of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training, was reregistered as a Limited Liability Company under the Company Ordinance No. 07 of 2007.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 National Apprentice & Industrial Training Authority

We NAITA, is a number one eminent state body having capacity of providing industry acceptable technical and vocational training for youths with different abilities through the island wide industrial and institutional based training providing system with fully fledged up dated training facilities and techniques. As a team of NAITA, we are striving to meet the goals of government of Sri Lanka by providing competent and confident professional workforce to meet the industrial requirement and standards with the utilization of minimal physical and competent human resources towards the journey of becoming a national icon in the field of technical and vocational training.

We are committed to comply with applicable national/international legal and other requirements, to initiate innovation towards the betterment and sustainability of the various industries and to continually improve the effectiveness of our quality management system. New courses, which appropriate to the demand in job market, are implemented by these Colleges and currently Courses are conducting as appropriate to new technology, by continues updating. There is possibility to produce competent skilled craftsmen relevant to various professionals and a great opportunity may provide to uplift their living standards through the employment opportunities of industry field which contribute to the development pro- cess of the country.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Ceylon – German Technical Training Institute

The Ceylon – German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI) is the foremost institute in Sri Lanka for the training of skilled technicians in the field of Automobile Engineering and allied trades. The institute was originally estab- lished in 1959 at the premises of the central workshop of the Sri Lanka Transport Board at Werahera. This was a result of an agreement entered into between the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and Sri Lanka in 1958 to supply trained Technicians in the maintenance of the bus fleet, which belonged to the Sri Lanka Transport Board.The Institute was shifted to Moratuwa in 1974 and re-named as the Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute. It was originally set up and managed by a German Director and his German staff until February, 1976. Then its management was handed over to Sri Lanka, under a Director /Principal and local Staff. At present, The CGTTI comes under the purview of the Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Department of Technical Education and Training

Department of Technical Education and Training, which commenced with the establishment of Technical school in 1893, with 25 students and has completed 122 years of services. This Department, which was established under the Education Act of Sri Lanka was converted to a grade one Department in the year 1994. Currently this Department is functions under the purview of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. This Department provides new Technical and Technology Education and Training to Sri Lankan youth community from 09 Colleges of Technology and 30 Technical Colleges, which were established,cover all Districts in the Is- land.

Courses are conducting in Sinhala, Tamil and English medium in these colleges, which execute vast role for trainingTechnologists, who have high demand in National and International job market. New courses, which appropriate to the demand in job market, are implemented by these Colleges and currently Courses are conducting as appropriate to new technology, by continues updating. There is possibility to produce competent skilled craftsmen relevant to various professionals and a great opportunity may provide to uplift their living standards through the employment opportunities of industry field which contribute to the development pro- cess of the country.

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